Application for incidental impacts from the construction of a passenger/freight facility on Green and Hawksbill turtles, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
- General permit application (PDF - 873.88 KB)
- Supplementary form C (PDF - 1.14 MB)
- Attachment - supporting documentation (PDF - 888.38 KB)
- Attachment - environmental management plan (PDF - 1.92 MB)
About the application
The department received an application for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a listed threatened species and ecological community in a Commonwealth Area under Part 13, section 200 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The application is to for incidental impacts (s201(3)(b)) from the development of new freight handling and passenger transport facilities at Rumah Baru on West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Dredging, island installation and construction works during the development may interfere with Green (Chelonia mydas) and Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtles. Green and Hawksbill turtles are listed as threatened species under the EPBC Act.
Please see the documents above for further details on the proposal.
If the application for a permit to conduct the activity is approved the permit will be valid for a period of up to five years.
In accordance with the provisions of section 200(3) of the Act, comments were invited on this proposal. The comment period closed 19 March 2009.